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Kenneth Edward Lavoie

January 29, 1947 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 75)


Kenneth E. Lavoie, 75, died Friday morning, September 16,2022 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He was the cherished husband of Susan M. (Mohler) Lavoie. 


Born in Salem, MA, on January 29, 1947, Ken was the son of the late Edward V. and Edith K. (Letarte) Lavoie. A graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, MA class of 1964, he had resided in Salem before moving to Beverly, MA in 1950. He graduated from Merrimack College, Andover, MA, with a degree in Mathematics in 1968.  

After graduating from college in 1968, Ken moved to Davenport, IA, to work for the U.S. Army Weapons Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, where he met Sue, who was also working there, and they were married on July 26, 1969.  While working at the Arsenal, Ken worked on his Masters Degree in Statistics, which he earned in 1972.  After earning his MS, Ken transferred to Eglin Air Force Base, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and began is thirty-year career working as an Operations Research Analyst for the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2001. After retiring from Civil Service, Ken was employed by several independent contractors. His last employment took Ken and Sue to Colorado Springs before he again retired in 2006 and then they moved to Littleton, CO. 

Ken was an avid reader throughout his life and enjoyed traveling, sailing, cycling, flying sport aircraft and golfing. 

In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Jennifer (Parish) Lavoie of Montgomery, ALA; daughter and son-in-law, Anne-Marie and Jason Moat of Golden, CO; two grandchildren, Emma and Cooper Moat; a sister and her husband, Cathryn (Lavoie) Markley and Sam Markley; aunt, Joan (Letarte) Cavett; uncle, John Dombrowski; nephew Joseph and Chloe (Schulze) Markley; nephew Thomas and Wendi (Metters) Markely; and many cousins and extended family.  

His funeral service will be celebrated at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial, CO 80112 at 10:30 a.m. on September 27. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Xaverian Brothers USA, Inc., 4409 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21229 (noted it’s for support of the retired Brothers); or Little Sisters of the Poor at Sacred Heart Home, 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36604.  


Celebration of Life
September 27, 2022

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Good Shepperd Episcopal Church
8545 E Dry Creek Rd
Centennial, CO 80112

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